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Hypoglycaemia - investigation in children

Alternate names:
Paediatric Hypoglycaemia screen
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Specimen types:
Blood and Urine
Container types:
Plain Tube with gel
Urine
Lithium heparin no gel
Heparinised Syringe
EDTA - Paediatric
Guthrie Card
Fluoride/oxalate tube (grey)
Plain Tube with gel
Collection Instructions:

 

At least  5 ml urine

pH, prot , gluc, ketones, blood, creatinine, GAGS, aminoacids, carnitines, org acids,

METU

FREEZE

(VCGS)

3x Serum (1mL Min Paediatric - red or adult white top)

 

1&2. Insulin, growth hormone, cortisol

 

3. LFT, U&E, anion gap 

REFER

 

 

  ECU, LFT

SPIN AND FREEZE(RCH)

 

(EH)

1mL blood ( Min)  Fluoride/Oxalate Tube (grey)

FFA,

hydroxybutyrate

FFA

OHBUT

SPIN AND FREEZE

(VCGS)

 1 arterial blood gas syringe

ABG, glucose, lactate (must be arterial for lactate)

ABGI

(EH)

1 x EDTA (Paediatric) On ice

ammonia

NH4

SPIN AND FREEZE(EH)

Guthrie card

Acyl carnitines

GUTH

(VCGS)

  

  • Sample should be taken when the patient is hypoglycaemic ( <2.5mmol/L )
Notes:

The above volumes are minimum requirements. Insufficient collection means not all tests will be performed.

 

 

 

Reference Interval:

Refer to result reports

Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW